[ITA] PIRELLI PZERO 1100 Sport – Prova – The Boat Show

(epic music) (moves to melancholy piano music) – [Translator] Can you name
one of the most famous places where all Europeans want to
go in the height of summer? Ibiza. But what does one do in Ibiza, exactly? (electronic dance music) I’ll leave the nights out
up to your imagination, and the daytimes for the
beach and maybe a boat. I know I’d rather be in a dinghy. And look at this one. The Pirelli PZero 1100 Sport. Expert sailors know that
dinghies mean the maximum in security and stability. And then, there’s the easy maneuvering. You don’t have to bother
family and friends with the fenders; they’re
here all the time, they’re part of the structure, see? The idea of linking the
Pirelli brand with dinghies has come from the company itself, 50 years before supplying
tires for Formula One cars, Pirelli produced rubber boats. Today, they just lend
their name to boats made by techno RIBS, who of
course adhere to strict, standard controls. From a commercial point of
view, it has proved to be a great success. (upbeat music) The PZero 1100 Sport has two sun areas. The one at the front of the
boat becomes the living area with sofas and tables. And at the stern, the
mattresses are separated by a passageway that links the
cockpit to the plunge board. The sunning areas are finished off by this huge, railed plunge board, which makes climbing back
onboard a little easier. And there are fold-up steps. There’s a changing area
underneath the dashboard in the sports model that is also a toilet. There is also a cabin
version which is different because of the shape of
its bridge at the bough, and the presence of a cabin
that you can even overnight in. It has an impressive large bathroom, and the sleeping cabin
fills the whole top area, so it’s definitely big enough. The whole room is lined, insulated, so it’s completely separate from the bilge and nicely insulated from the outside. And don’t be fooled by the
fashionable brand name. This model offers some
great technology too. The hull and superstructure
are resin infusion, made in a vacuum to
ensure a light, strong, and long-lasting product. The hardtop is 100% carbon,
to be suitably durable against the tests of the sea. And as the superstructure is light, the boat stability is better. There is space for a fridge and icebox in the lining of the deck. The technical area at the
bough is well-organized, but totally exposed, no
protection or railings. In the command area the
seats change into backrests. The dashboard is designed so
you can see all the instruments easily, but the brightness
of the white gel coat creates unwanted reflections
on the windscreen, which could affect visibility
in some conditions. This is the Botafoch Marina in Ibiza. Over there, there’s the
port where the ships come in and in that direction there’s Formentera. Leaving Ibiza, we’re passing by the rock, with its cathedral and we’re going south. The machine room has two
MAG377 eight-cylinder Mercruise engines. So how powerful? 320 horsepower. So just try and imagine
a vacuum-made dinghy. Means it’s incredibly light, with its two, six point two liter engines,
special long-distance pistons, a fully forged mast,
electronically injected multi-port and 640 horsepower in total. Performance should be good, methinks. It’s really comfortable,
even for the pilot. With little effort needed
to go into steering. The controls are electronic,
no cables, and very smooth. Let’s see how it goes. (engine revving) If you listen to the noise of
the propellers as we start, you can here a cavitational noise. It’s normal, like a very
powerful car doing a skid as it sets off. This is a really busy stretch of water, lots of tourists, boats, and ships, which are taking people to
visit the Balearic Islands. But getting to do it with your own boat is really something else. At 2600 revs per minute,
cruising speed is 21 knots. It’s pretty relaxing. Petrol consumption isn’t bad. Naught point four miles per liter. This is the Des Penjats lighthouse, we’re between the island
of Ibiza and Espalmador. With a little trim, it
immediately feels lighter on the water. I really like the axis as it is, because I’m the one
who’s driving the boat, not it driving me. The wheel at the bough is vertical, and better kept out of the water. At 4000 revs, still cruising
speed, we’re going 37 knots. But can we push it any faster? The wake is completely flat, which means the hull is
completely out of the water. 5000 revs, 44 knots. And how does it handle a 180 turn? Look at the skids. See how it curves and slants. And there’s a simple reason for that. The hull is a deep V shape. The tubulars are quite high in
comparison to the water line. But don’t worry, it’s safe. Fancy impressing your friends? The lever for the external
engine is the closer one. The internal engine lever
is the one further away. Look at that turn, eh?
Not bad. And because the boat is so light, it reacts so well to the
changing direction and speed. Really responds to any
movement to the petrol lever in a way you wouldn’t expect on a boat. Don’t forget, it’s 11 meters
long, but really agile. And here we are, in Formentera. We’ve arrived. Look at the color of the water. So clear that it’s reflecting on the hull and making it a turquoise
color instead of white. So we’ve come to the
end of today’s journey, after having seriously looked
over this luxury maxi dinghy, testing it to find out how fast it goes, and how it holds the water. So this episode comes to an end. But just look at the clarity
and color of that water. A brilliant boat, even from this angle.

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